Noise and vibration within the ambulance

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Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

Please consider this request under the Freedom of Information act.
I would like to know in an emergency front-line ambulance,
1) the reported decibels and vibration levels within the transporting ambulances rear and cab compartments.
2) If these are not recorded how is the estimated noise level recorded?
3) I would also like to know the steps taken to prevent hearing damage to staff, patients and paramedic students.
4) How exposure times are monitored for staff and paramedic students.
5) How the noise and vibration levels are monitored both initially and as vehicles age and in what conditions they are tested (I.e is the noise and vibration levels tested in a moving vehicle with all necessary front line ambulance equipment including stretcher?).
6) Also can you please advise the model and makes of vehicle tested for front-line transportation of patients.

I appreciate your help with this request.

Yours faithfully,

M Creed

FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE), Scottish Ambulance Service

Dear Mr Creed,


Scottish Ambulance Service - Freedom of Information Request - FOI/1125/18


Thank you for your email of 05 January 2018.  Your request has now been
logged and we aim to respond within 20 working days.


Kind regards,



Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB | [1]


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